Poland Probes Princeton Professor's Holocaust Claims

November 7, 2016

Poland’s right-wing government has extended an investigation into a Princeton University-based Holocaust scholar who made the controversial claim that Poles killed more Jews than Germans during World War II, the Associated Press reported.

Polish prosecutors are investigating whether Jan Tomasz Gross publicly insulted Poland, a crime punishable by up to three years in prison. A prosecutor recently ordered the extension of the investigation into Gross, a Polish-American, until April, overruling a lower-ranked prosecutor who recommended that the case be dropped.

A Jewish human rights group, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, described the investigation into Gross as “alarming,” saying it “bears all the hallmarks of a political witch hunt.”

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